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  1. It's good to identify flaws and want them corrected, but still, if you like APB, you should count your blessings. It's a miracle this game is still open despite the lack of revenue. The game may be becoming obsolete. However, it never had a better "player-focused" management than under LO.
  2. First, you must learn to code in C++, then, you must learn about computer science and gamedev stuff , then, you must spend alot of time understanding the code other people wrote, then repair or improve it. As a solo person, that would take you a couple years, for sure. Also, I'm assuming you have the free time and resources to sustain such endeavor full time. It's a miracle someone is even trying. The only thing that was worth salvaging, IMO, are the customization features (symbols, clothing, music).
  3. APB has trained me to grow a thick skin and I am grateful for it. I don't care about the removal, but I'm wary about progressively "gating" the game experience. Teaching people to properly channel their emotions is the real solution, not protecting the "entitlement to feelings". Disliking something & harassment are different things.
  4. I recall @Revoluzzer somewhat did the same for me. He always gave positive and informative answers to critical topics & questions on the forums (~2013-2016). Thanks for being awesome.
  5. @DevTeam Fingers crossed, this time things go smoothly. BTW you guys are way too harsh on yourselves. You're basically simulating the worse possible kind of user scenario: Thousands of players trying to access the same resources at the same time. Consider gradually giving access to users according to account age. This invite means: "Hey guys! Let's plan to simulate a DDoS on our login servers, this Saturday 6 pm GMT !"
  6. https://www.gamersfirst.com/apb/news/2020/6/22/legendary-beta http://apb.patch.beta.gamersfirst.com/APB_Beta_Installerprogram
  7. Same issue here, 11004 How fast/parallel is the process of copying user profiles from Live servers?
  8. The first 2 months were bliss indeed.
  9. Just clicked on the original thread link to see what it looks like. Is there bump mapping on it, or is this a preset Devil Dog / hockey mask? From the original thread :
  10. FTFY Not sure if the (Cheaters / Total players) ratio is higher when the game is new & highly popular, or when the game is in a EOL phase, where most of the playerbase are at least 5 years veterans. I'm pretty sure it's relatively constant & low, but exaggerated. Only need a few rotten apples to spoil the whole pie.
  11. @MattScott If, by chance, you're going for a in-house solution, do you think it will require hiring dedicated developers? That kind of project gets me massively interested.
  12. FairFight was pretty effective for the first 2 years, until cheat-makers perfected settings to imitate human-like performance. In the end though, it resulted in cheaters adopting closet practices & wrongly culling some of the best players. It did not prevent cheaters to reroll within minutes. It did not prevent esp hacks. On the spotter mod topic, it isn't a wallhack, but a mod to easily share your perception with your teammates. Spotter doesn't give unattainable information like wallhacking does.
  13. That would be saying the current mission / weapon balance is "intended"...
  14. A non-profit organization in charge of centralized authentication of people on the internet will be needed in the future. Besides an internet 'licence', gamedevs need to design their game in a way where cheating wouldn't give an advantage (i.e. because the ability is already in the game), add consistency checks to prevent cheats by client reverse-engineering, & send information to the client only when the server judges it should be sent. Those kinds of check would make lag more apparent & require more CPU-time on the server, but we're at a point were parallel computation & widespread fiber optic Internet access are good enough to make it viable.
  15. Probably linked... EDIT: Mods seem to have locked access to the warning thread I created. In any case, friendly reminder to activate 2FA & change password at least every 6 months. Stay safe all
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